The hotel to replace the Seacoast Inn continues to make progress, as its wood structure began to emerge on the hotel's first floor and ceiling last week.
The wood is red because it is treated with a chemical to resist mold growth, prevent termite infestation and make the wood flame resistant.
"Framing is scheduled to be complete by April," said Senior Project Manager Sergio Sandoval.
Construction should be complete by September but the hotel may not open its doors to customers until November, he said. The hotel was previously expected to open in August or September.
Marketing and hiring for positions at the new hotel will begin about three months before it opens, said Pacifica Companies Director of Planning Allison Rolfe.
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About $7 million of the $29 million required to build the new hotel was supplied by the Imperial Beach Redevelopment Agency.
Aerial photos of the construction site taken at the end of January can be seen in the Imperial Beach Patch Neighborhood Gallery